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GMFF

Genetically Modified Food and Feed

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NGFA

National Grain and Feed Association

Governmental » FDA

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ZFA

Zootechnical Feed Additives

Medical » Laboratory

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DFTS

Don’t Feed The Swedes

Business » Companies & Firms

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OFY

Operation Feed Yourself

Regional » Ghana

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LTFC

Lean Tissue Feed Conversion

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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MID

Mildly Intrigued Dogs

Miscellaneous » Animals

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IDF

Interim Data Feed

Medical » British Medicine

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MPFM

Micro-Propulsion Feed Module

Computing » Hardware

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RCAD

Raining Cats And Dogs

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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VSFA

Virginia State Feed Association

Miscellaneous » Food & Nutrition

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WGFX

Willard Grain and Feed

Regional » Railroads

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MDF

Mad Dogs Forever

Business » Marketing

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CEFAC

The Clothe, Educate and Feed a Child

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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DOD

Dogs Of Doom

Computing » Gaming

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AFSS

Animal Feed Safety System

Miscellaneous » Farming & Agriculture

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ND

No Dogs

Community » Housing & Amenities

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IDCF

Isle of Dogs Community Foundation

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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FTFD

Flea and Tick wormer For Dogs

Miscellaneous » Dogs Related

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BHBD

Big Hearts for Big Dogs

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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NFO

News Feed Optimization

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GWTD

Gone With The Dogs

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Feed dogs
Feed dogs are the critical component of a "drop feed" sewing machine. A set of feed dogs typically resembles two or three short, thin metal bars, crosscut with diagonal teeth, which move back and forth in slots in a sewing machine's needle plate. Their purpose is to pull the fabric through the machine, in discrete steps, in-between stitches. This arrangement is called "drop feed" in reference to the way the dogs drop below the needle plate when returning for the next stroke. Allen B. Wilson invented it during the time period 1850 to 1854, while also developing the rotary hook. Wilson called it a "four-motion feed", in reference to the four movements the dogs perform during one full stitch: up into the fabric, back to pull the fabric along to the next stitch, down out of the fabric and below the needle plate, and then forward to return to the starting position. Virtually all drop-feed sewing machines can vary their stitch length; this is typically controlled by a lever or dial on the front of the machine. They are usually also capable of pulling the fabric backwards, to form a backstitch.

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